Maintaining a defined scope

To maintain a defined scope, a sample of 40 countries was selected to provide an overview of the data available and identify emerging gaps in current data bases. This does not represent an exhaustive list of countries where disability disaggregated data is available. 

A sample of 40 countries with a post-2006 survey or census was chosen for analysis; to coincide with the drafting of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to align with a human-rights based approach to disability. Where there were significant gaps in up to date data, older sources such as World Health Survey 2002-24 were used. Datasets were only included if they were representative of a country or sub-population. 

Sources were identified from the DHS database, World Bank microdata catalogue, the ILO Labour Force Survey data bank, International Household Survey Network, Global Health Data Exchange database and IPUMS. 

As part of its ongoing commitment to disability data disaggregation, Leonard Cheshire will continue to collect and disaggregate data on the portal over the coming months to build a more comprehensive global review of disability data.

Country

Source

Year

Geographical Level

Type

Microdata website

Albania

DHS

2008-2009

Nationally representative

DHS

Albania Microdata website

Bangladesh

Population and Housing Census

2011

Nationally representative

Census

Bangladesh Microdata website

Bangladesha

Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES) 

2016-7

Nationally representative

Household survey

Unavailable

Botswana

Population and Housing Census

2011

Nationally representative

Census

Botswana Microdata website

Botswanab

Botswana Core Welfare Indicators (Poverty) Survey

2009

Nationally representative

Household survey

Unavailable

Burkina Faso

Recensement general de la population et de l'habitation de 2006

2006

Nationally representative

Census

Burkina Faso Microdata website

Cambodiab

LFS

2012

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Cambodia

DHS

2014

Nationally representative

DHS

Cambodia Microdata website

Cameroon

DHS

2011

Nationally representative

DHS

Cameroon Microdata website

Cameroonb

Enquête camerounaise auprès des ménages 

2014

Nationally representative

Household Survey

Cameroonb Microdata website

Chad

DHS

2014

Nationally representative

DHS

Chad Microdata website

Colombia

DHS

2015

Nationally representative

DHS

Colombia Microdata website

Costa Rica

X Censo Nacional de Población y VI de Vivienda

2011

Nationally representative

Census

Costa Rica Microdata website

Costa Ricab

LFS

2015

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Dominican Republic

IX National Population and Housing Census, 2010

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Dominican Republic Microdata website

Egypt

Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2006

2006

Nationally representative

Census

Egypt Microdata website

Egyptb

LFS

2016

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

El Salvador

6th Census of Population

2007

Nationally representative

Census

El Salvador Microdata website

Ecuador

VII Censo de Población y VI de Vivienda, 2010

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Ecuador Microdata website

Gambia

DHS

2013

Nationally representative

DHS

Gambia Microdata website

Gambiab

LFS

2012

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Ghana

2010 Population and Housing Census

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Ghana Microdata website

India

Disabled people in India, a statistical profile

2016

Nationally representative

Census Report

India Microdata website

Kenya

2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census

2009

Nationally representative

Census

Kenya Microdata website

Liberia

2008 National Population and Housing Census

2008

Nationally representative

Census

Liberia Microdata website

Liberiab

LFS 

2010

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Malawi

2008 Population and Housing Census

2008

Nationally representative

Census

Malawi Microdata website

Maldives

DHS

2009

Nationally representative

DHS

Maldives Microdata website

Mali

Fourth General Census of Population and Housing 2009

2009

Nationally representative

Census

Mali Microdata website

Mexico

2010 Population and Housing Census

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Mexico Microdata website

Myanmar

First Myanmar National Disability Survey

2010

Nationally representative

Survey

Myanmar Microdata website

Myanmarb

LFS 

2015

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Nigeria

General Household Survey

2012-2013

Nationally representative

Household Survey

Nigeria Microdata website

Pakistan

Situation Analysis and National Plan of Action for People with Disabilities prepared for the World Bank

2004

Nationally representative

Report

Pakistan Microdata website

Panama

XI Censo Nacional de Población y VII de Vivienda de Panamá 

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Panama Microdata website

Rwanda

Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey 4 

2013-2014

Nationally representative

Household Survey

Rwanda Microdata website

Rwandab

LFS

2017

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

Senegal

DHS

2014

Nationally representative

DHS

Senegal Microdata website

Senegalb

LFS

2015

Nationally representative

LFS

Unavailable

South Africa

Census 2011

2011

Nationally representative

Census

South Africa Microdata website

South Africac

Living Conditions Survey

2014-2015

Nationally representative

Survey

South Africac Microdata website

South Africa

Community Survey

2016

Nationally representative

Survey

South Africa Microdata website

South Sudan

5th Sudan Population and Housing Census

2008

Nationally representative

Census

South Sudan Microdata website

St Lucia

Central Statistical Office calculations

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Unavailable

Tanzania

2012 Population and Housing Census

2012

Nationally representative

Census

Tanzania Microdata website

Timor-Leste

DHS

2016

Nationally representative

DHS

Timor-Leste Microdata website

Trinidad and Tobago

2011 Population and Housing Census

2011

Nationally representative

Census

Trinidad and Tobago Microdata website

Uganda

DHS

2016

Nationally representative

DHS

Uganda Microdata website

Uruguay

General Population Census VIII, Homes IV and Housing VI

2011

Nationally representative

Census

Uruguay Microdata website

Vietnam

2009 Population and Housing Census

2009

Nationally representative

Census

Vietnam Microdata website

Yemen

DHS

2013

Nationally representative

DHS

Yemen Microdata website

Zambia

2010 Census of Population and Housing

2010

Nationally representative

Census

Zambia Microdata website

Zimbabwe

Living conditions among people with disability survey, key findings report

2013

Nationally representative

Survey

Zimbabwe Microdata websitebsp;

Zimbabwe

Living conditions among people with disability survey, key findings report

2015

Nationally representative

Survey

Zimbabwe Microdata website

a: Calculations done by The World Bank
b: Calculations done by ILO
c: Calculations done by Statistics South Africa

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